Monday, June 22, 2009

It's the final countdown

3 days until my due date! Pictures were taken right at 39 weeks. I think that I felt a few contractions on Saturday night, started getting a little nervous, rolled over to my left side and they went away. Whew! :) Craig asked me on Sunday why I got nervous! Sure, I know what has to happen, but I'm not sure knowing makes it any easier!
My first guess was that I'd deliver early, on June 9th, which is our anniversary. I've since changed my guess to a week overdue, which is July 2nd. Only time will tell.

My belly looks so much larger when it's bare.

Friday, June 12, 2009

37 week photo shoot

My friend, Jill, offered to take maternity photos of me when I was at 37 weeks and she did a great job! We had fun, but I don't exactly consider myself to be too photogenic. That's why I really like all of the belly shots. I'll have to post more photos, but here's only one for now. I need to have Craig take some more this weekend as I passed the 38 week mark on Thursday. 13 days to go...crazy.

Update on turning the baby - she ended up turning on her own the day of the external version (Friday the 5th). The nurses are pretty sure that she was still transverse before they gave me a relaxant so I didn't have any contractions. (I was actually having contractions, but they weren't strong enough to feel.) The doctor came in 45 minutes after I was given the relaxant, he did a quick ultrasound and we saw that she was head down. Little stinker! I'm glad I didn't have to actually go through with the version though. I was supposed to have another doctor appointment today, but my doctor was delivering a baby, so it's now rescheduled for Tuesday.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Turn baby, turn

Pictures were taken on Thursday, May 28th, when I was exactly 36 weeks pregnant. I found out at my doctor appointment this week that the baby is breech and somewhat horizontal. Her head is in the upper right side of my tummy. (You can't tell in the pictures.) If she doesn't turn by late next week, doctors are going to perform an external version and try and turn her physically. I want to avoid a c-section, but I'm not looking forward to an external version either, so we're sure hoping that she turns and heads south by next week.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

34 weeks, 3 days

Getting closer...

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Before/After Swing

My sister loaned me the baby swing that she used for my nephew, Devin, who is now 12. Being frugral, I'm all about borrowing baby items or purchasing used items, but sometimes, the items could use a little cleaning and/or updating. I had to chuckle after seeing the dinosaur fabric that was used on the swing cushion. It would have worked perfectly fine, but I dug through my fabric stash and found something a little more modern/me, made my own pattern from the dinosaur one and whipped a new one up. The white nylon strap was also "not so white", so it spent a night soaking in vinegar and then a trip through the wash and it now appears brand new.



Thursday, April 30, 2009

32 weeks down, 8 to go

As you can see, my belly has grown larger over the last few weeks, but I'm still able to do pretty much everything yet, including painting my toenails! The baby is around 15-17 inches long and weighs around 4 pounds. She'll continue to gain about a 1/2 pound/week until I deliver. She hasn't been as active as she was as she's running out of room. I wish I could figure out what's poking me on my right side at least 10 times a day! I've noticed my hip joints have felt a little sore this week, so my body must be starting to loosen up for the big day.

30 weeks, 3 days